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Draw With Ralph Lauren Fashion Illustrator Renaldo Barnette | Sponsored by Copic

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To conclude this final workshop with Renaldo Barnette we're giving away one Copic Marker 24-Piece Fashion Design Wallet ( - ($191 Value). Attend this event to be entered in the wallet raffle. All attendees will receive a FREE Copic Marker 3-Piece Gift Set - ($16 Value).**

WORKSHOP 3 - Renaldo Barnette (, consulting designer and illustrator at Ralph Lauren, hosts the final workshop ($30 Entry Fee)* this summer focused on teaching hand drawing skills to fashion illustrators and designers. If you missed the previous workshops you can still sign up - there will be a short review.

The workshop aims to expand creative boundaries and give artists insight into the world of professional illustration. Barnette has condensed years of experience illustrating for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Anne Klein, and Nicole Miller among others, to teach a variety of approaches to drawing fashionable and marketable imagery.

Demonstrations | 1 on 1 Instruction | Step-By-Step Exercises

Barnette will work with you on techniques that compliment your illustration style whether you are a beginner or more advanced. This is a personalized solution-based intensive to help artists translate their ideas to paper and evolve their illustration style to a level that resonates with the viewer (your market), not only with you (the creator). He'll explain how he maintains and performs at a high level, more consistently, at a steady output, within limited time frames, and for different markets.

In addition to sharing his colorful industry stories, each workshop will feature a live model styled in different outfits and will cover the following subjects:


Facial Features

Basic Rendering

Fabric Rendering

Clothing The Figure

Layout of Illustrations

Rendering Skin Tones

Improving Hands & Feet

Interpreting Your Client Needs

Balancing & Defining The Figure

Throughout his career Barnette has mastered both disciplines of pure fashion illustration and illustration for design purposes, having been Design Director at Ralph Lauren Dresses, Yansi Fugel, and A Line by Anne Klein. He has had to adapt and adhere to the illustration standards set by different companies and has taught his methods of Fashion Design Art for over a decade at FIT.

"...always pushing you until you’re at your best.” -Former Student

“ of my biggest influencers” -Brooke Hagel, Creator of Fabulous Doodles + Former Student

“His strength as a designer is ideas and details that are wearable and also clever; and as a renderer he shows his abilities with the art marker ...a media that allows no second chances.” -Danielle Meder, Runway Fashion Illustrator

Please bring the materials and mediums you are most comfortable using, plus…

9x12 or 11x14 Marker Pad

9x12 or 11x14 Tracing Paper

Various pencils, pens, and markers

Up to 5 illustrations from your portfolio

*$30 Entry Fee

** Copic giveaways are subject to change. While supplies last.

COPIC Markers ( - The markers created for creative people. Copic markers are the highest quality marker available anywhere. Including 4 styles that are refillable and feature replaceable marker nibs, you never have to throw a marker away. There are over 300 colors available and we guarantee that our colors will always match.